Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (45): The Rift Walker

Time for the"Waiting On Wednesday" weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire 2
by Clay and Susan Griffith
To be Published: September 20th 2011 by Prometheus Books

Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies stand on the brink of war against the vampire clans of the north. However, the alliance's horrific strategy for total victory drives Adele to abandon her duty and embark on a desperate quest to keep her nation from staining its hands with genocide. Reunited with her great love, the mysterious adventurer known to the world as the Greyfriar, Adele is pursued by her own people as well as her vengeful husband, senator Clark. With the human alliance in disarrray, Prince Cesare, lord of the British vampire clan, seizes the initiative and strikes at the very heart of Equatoria.

As Adele labors to bring order to her world, she learns more about the strange powers she exhibited in the north. Her teacher, Mamoru, leads a secret cabal of geomancers who believe Adele is the one who can touch the vast power of the Earth that surges through ley lines and wells up at the rifts where the lines meet. These energies are the key to defeating the enemy of mankind, and if Princess Adele could ever bring this power under her command, she could be death to vampires. But such a victory will also cost the life of Adele's beloved Greyfriar.

The Rift Walkeris the second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternative history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic politcal themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

I read Greyfriar earlier this summer and really enjoyed it! I was a sucker for the mix of steampunk, vampires and the 'beauty and the beast' like tale.  I am looking forward to finding out what happens next!  Lucky for me I only have to wait about one more month.

What book are YOU waiting on?



Aylee said...

I've heard good things about this series. How can you beat the combination of steampunk plus vampires? Awesome.

LunaMoth said...

i have an ARC of this on my shelf, i loved the Greyfriar and i cant wait to start reading this one once i get to it.

Tia said...

Seems like a fun series!

My First WoW

Book Sake said...

Still need to read Greyfriar, agh, so behind. This one sounds so good too!


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